NFP, IFP leaders meet to end killings

2011-08-23 12:46

NFP and IFP leaders are meeting to find a solution to the killings of leaders of both parties, an NFP spokesperson says.
Durban - NFP and IFP leaders will meet on Tuesday to find a solution to the killings of leaders of both parties.

National Freedom Party leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi and Inkatha Freedom Party president Mangosuthu Buthelezi would not attend the meeting at 14:00 in Durban, said NFP spokesperson Zanele Cele.

"It is going to be attended by senior leaders from both parties. They will issue a statement after the meeting," she said.

The meeting was proposed by Buthelezi during an IFP rally in KwaMashu last week and was welcomed by kaMagwaza-Msibi.

14 NFP members killed

Last week, the NFP said 14 of its members had been killed since the party’s formation five months ago.

With only one arrest made in connection with the killings, it asked for a meeting with KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Mamunye Ngobeni.

NFP members broke away from the IFP earlier this year after months of tensions caused by lobbying for the IFP presidency position.

The split was a blow to the IFP which took controls of only three of KwaZulu-Natal’s 61 municipalities in the local government elections in May.

Most were won by the African National Congress. It formed coalitions with the NFP in nearly 20 municipalities where there was no clear majority.

IFP Youth Brigade national spokesperson Ntuthuko Majozi has commended Buthelezi for calling for talks.

"We support Shenge's calls for [an] IFP/NFP meeting to try and find a solution to the killings of the leaders of both parties," Majozi said.

  • Matt :-) - 2011-08-23 12:56

    Just asking the obvious question; how can anyone vote for a party to run the country if its idea of progress is killing the opposition?

      daaivark - 2011-08-23 13:03

      Wow, you really try to live up to your name, don't you.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-23 13:07

      @ Daaivark - going by other posts, I don't think this troll is an Afrikaner at all hey...

  • Mad Hatter - 2011-08-23 13:11

    You can only stop the killings if you have influence /ability to do so , which would mean they had a hand in it ?

      CraigColinRoyMcLeod - 2011-08-23 14:03

      Read my mind.

  • george60 - 2011-08-23 13:13

    Solution get a bigger gravy pot to fit all of both parties or to secure peace give each its own gravy pot? Promise us to put the lid on, what a joke this african politics.

  • Anonymus - 2011-08-23 13:15

    just let them kill each other!! they offer nothing at the end of the day.

  • VELOCITY - 2011-08-23 13:34

    Just picture this headline:" Republicans and Democrats meet in Washington to curb killings of Senators" or "Tory's fed-up with Labour about slaying of ministers". Or this one: "6 dead after Idols contestants climb into each other with knifes and pangas before the show". Only in Africa, the savagery and barbarism of these monumentally retarded natives never fails to amaze me.

      CraigColinRoyMcLeod - 2011-08-23 14:04

      Well said

  • Enigma - 2011-08-23 13:51

    What did you expect from KZN? Every time an opposition party comes in, someone always pay with their lives. Remember in the late 80's and early 90's when ANC members were killed or burnt alive?

  • CraigColinRoyMcLeod - 2011-08-23 14:03

    Assassination is an Extreme form of censorship [George Benard Shaw] Give how they government likes to censor the media, it was not long before an African political part resorted to more effective censorship. In Africa if it offends you, hack it apart with a punga, this is why civilisation will never happen on the dark continent no matter how much money comes in, just look at states like nigeria, libya etc, all have mineral wealth far greater than the rest of the world, sadly it will never leave the bloodshed.

  • Muzi - 2011-08-23 15:40

    As far as remember, National party still holds the record for political killings. CIA, MI5, Russians do it as a profession. Who ever thinks its uniquely african has a problem with africans. The ANC, PAC, AZAPO, COPE, etc are all africans by the way. So is the UDM. The IFP has been killing people since its formation. its got nothing to do with being african. I dont know why our law enforcement is so afraid of this old man (Buthelezi). She should get arrested and charged like Gaddaffi, Hussein, Taylor, and them....

  • Bankai - 2011-08-23 16:45

    IFP stop killing they will just the day AWB members vote for ANC

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